WOW! Im home after spending the most amazing weekend with friends and family.
My Sis sure did everyone proud and pulled together an evening which will surely be talked about for many months to come....she really was the hostess with the mostest!
After driving the 200 miles up north in a record breaking 3 hours we arrived safe and sound at "The Lardings".
This place is amazing and I love spending time at my Sis's home....its a real family home with such a wonderful feel to it....from its aged beams right down to the flagstone floors....the chickens wandering around the gardens...the aga giving of a warm glow....the sheep in the fields surrounding the house....the fresh air of the countryside....I just love the place so much....its a home built with love and deffo a place for parties!
The garden was a hive of activity and within minutes of our arrival we had our sleeves rolled up and were given a list of tasks to complete!
As the skies darkened, the decorative lights illuminated the garden and it began to come alive....it looked so magical, although I dread to see my Sis's next electricity bill!
We sat back and admired our handywork whilst dining al fresco.
The guys stayed over at my Sis's whilst Hubs and I spent the night at "Leones"....going "home" always is an emotional time for me since my Dads death....I walk in through the front door and miss his cheery greeting so much. With so many of his personal belongings scatterd around the house it makes it feel like he is still there.....I suppose he is in spirit and always will be.
I know he would have been so proud of my Sis....she takes after my Dad in so many ways and just like him, she sure knows how to throw a bloomin good party!
Saturday was spent adding the final touches. Whilst the adults all ran around like loons the guys all got to play! The bouncy castle was a hit....
and J loved talking the ferrets for a walk!!! We are now being nagged to death as J wants a couple for himself! YIKES!!!!
By 8pm we were all showered and dressed in our finest ready to party the night away.....and party we did!
The string quarteret were amazing....they played just the right mix of modern and classical tunes....the Hog roast was enjoyed by all and the copious ammounts of alcohol gaurented that the next morning there were many sore heads!!
Sundays clear up job didnt take too long....many hands make light work eh?
Once the garden was back to normal we shared Sunday luch together and then Hubs, the guys and I said our goodbyes just before we headed back down the M5 to home.
The weekend was such a blast!
The guys werent so keen to be woken for school this morning....but I'll admit to feeling a little shattered too!!! The washing is done and waiting to be ironed....it can wait a lil longer though because I must go check out whats been happening over at Bad Girls....the Top Designer contest has started and Ive heard that there are some pretty amazing LO's which have made their way into the gallery.
Thanks to all those who registered after visiting my blog and took the time to leave a comment here.
I promised a lil RAK before I left on Friday and my winner is this lucky lady :)
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Have a great day....enjoy.